This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Paris Martineau, and Ant Pruitt

Sep 21st 2022

This Week in Google 682

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Framework Chromebook, Amazon NFL, Spotify audiobooks, AI and Getty Images

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Category: News
  • Framework’s new Chromebook is upgradable and customizable.
  • Yes, there’s a Framework Chromebook, but…
  • YouTube’s ‘dislike’ and ‘not interested’ buttons barely work, study finds.
  • Why Figma is Worth $20B And Other Observations From The Adobe Acquisition.
  • Getty Images bans AI-generated content over fears of legal challenges.
  • Amazon memo says 'Thursday Night Football' drew record number of Prime signups for a 3-hour period.
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s US$71 billion wealth wipeout puts focus on Meta’s woes.
  • 5th Circuit Rewrites A Century Of 1st Amendment Law To Argue Internet Companies Have No Right To Moderate.
  • Ask HN: What's happening with Gmail spam filtering?
  • Amazon’s $1.7 Billion Proposed Purchase of Roomba Maker Under FTC Investigation.
  • Judge Vacates Adnan Syed’s Murder Conviction, Subject of ‘Serial’ Podcast.
  • Helium Founders, T-Mobile Launch Crypto-Powered 5G Mobile Service.
  • Ethereum activates The Merge as it shifts to proof of stake.
  • No One Is Profitable': GPU Mining Faces Dark Days After Ethereum Merge.
  • Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s Former Chief Business Officer, Named CEO of Warner Music Group.
  • Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Now in Public Defenders’ Hands.
  • Coding Made AI—Now, How Will AI Unmake Coding? It won’t replace many coding jobs, but many coding jobs will be increasingly AI-dependent.
  • Google Fi offering former users free service (up to $720 value) for the remainder of 2022.
  • Google app starts rolling out ‘Results about you’ to help remove personal information.
  • Google is finally making its to-do list and reminder tools work together.
  • Stadia begins rolling out 1440p quality setting, exclusive to Pro members.
  • YouTube Partner Program expands with Shorts revenue sharing; ‘Creator Music’ catalog coming.
  • Google begins testing Matter update for Nest Hub Max that drops bridge/extender features.
  • Chrome Incognito tab access can now require your fingerprint on Android.
  • Spotify Makes a Bet on Audiobooks.


  • Stacey - 5 ways Matter will disappoint users at launch.
  • Jeff - Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America by Joan Donovan.
  • Ant - InShot App.
  • Ant - Portrait AI If These Celebs Were Alive Today.

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